A boat driver, Sun Ebi, lost his life in an attack by armed men suspected to be sea pirates along the Brass waterways in Bayelsa eye witness accounts. Reacting to the attack, the chairman of Brass chapter of the Maritime Workers’ Union, Mr Magnus Angel, described the attack that... Read more
A team of Child Rights focused NGOs on Wednesday rescued two children accused of witchcraft at Okopedi Market, Okobo in Akwa Ibom. Officials of the Humanist Association for Peace and Social Tolerance Advancement (HAPSTA) and Child’s Right and Rehabilitation Network (CRARN), said at the scene that the rescue was... Read more
Environmental Rights Action/Friends of Earth Nigeria, a non-governmental organisation, has applauded Wednesday’s decision by a Dutch court which held Shell liable to the 2008 oil spill in Ikot Ada Udo in Akwa Ibom. A statement from the organisation on Wednesday described the judgement as a watershed. “The landmark judgment... Read more
The Military Joint Task Force (JTF) in the Niger Delta has destroyed 362 illegal, local crude oil refineries during its patrol of the region. The Media Coordinator of the JTF, Lt.-Col. Onyema Nwachukwu, disclosed the development on Saturday in Yenagoa. He said the illegal refineries were in Kolokolo area... Read more
Suspected militants of the extremist group, Boko haram driving a “smashed SUV and motorbikes” threw an improvised explosive device (IED) at the convoy of the Emir of Kano, Nigeria, Ado Bayero, and then shot at his official vehicle, killing his driver and three of his bodyguards, according to military... Read more
Ahead 2012 General Elections, Akwa Ibom Coalition Forum (ACF) has reiterated its support for the existing zoning arrangement for governorship positions amongst the three senatorial zones in the state. ACF is a political pressure group within the Peoples Democratic Party advocating for power shift to Akwa Ibom South political... Read more
Odio communities in Eket, southern Akwa Ibom on Wednesday constituted an oil spill committee following the recent oil spill reported at the Qua Iboe oil fields. Mobil Producing Nigeria (MPN) operator of the Qua Iboe fields had in a statement confirmed that a spill incident on November 9 discharged... Read more
Environmental Rights Action/Friends of the Earth Nigeria (ERA/FoEN) on Sunday urged the Federal Government to streamline its agencies tackling oil spills in order to conserve resources and avoid duplication of functions. Mr Nnimmo Bassey, the Executive Director, ERA/FoEN, a non-governmental organisation that deals with environmental conservation, made the call... Read more
Members of Ibeno community in Akwa Ibom, host to Mobil Producing Nigeria (MPN), an ExxonMobil subsidiary have turned down relief materials from the oil firm meant to cushion the effects of the recent oil spill that ravaged the area. The November 9 oil spill which reportedly discharged several thousands... Read more
Members of Ibeno community, hosts to Mobil Producing Nigeria (MPN) said that a fresh oil spill had occurred at the Qua Iboe oil fields. Chief Ukott Esenem, the Village Head of Atia in Ibeno Local Government Area, said that the community noticed fresh oil deposits on the coastline. “We... Read more